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Robert Dick

Robert Dick was born and raised in New York City. He began playing the flute as a child, having heard it (well, the piccolo actually) on the radio in the Top 40 hit Rockin’ Robin. HIs parent’s responded to his incessant campaigning for a flute by surprising him with a flute and flute teacher after school in fourth grade. Robert gave his first concert that very day! Setting up chairs for his parents as soon as his father came home from work, he excitedly playing page 1 of the Rubank Elementary Flute Method — and he’s never looked back. Robert’s main flute teachers were Henry Zlotnik, James Pappoutsakis, Julius Baker and Thomas Nyfenger

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Vision Festival 2017

Read "Vision Festival 2017" reviewed by Frank Rubolino

New York's Vision Festival of innovative music marked its 22nd anniversary last month with another stellar lineup boasting pioneers of the avant-garde playing alongside a premier cadre of younger musicians. Presented at the historic Judson Memorial Church in the heart of Greenwich Village by Arts for Art, the festival featured six nights of challenging music, much ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Massimo De Mattia: la libera ricerca musicale

Read "Massimo De Mattia: la libera ricerca musicale" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Tra i flautisti italiani dediti alle musiche extracolte, Massimo De Mattia si distingue non solo per l'alta qualità artistica ma per la scelta di operare stabilmente nell'universo della libera improvvisazione. Una definizione che De Mattia trova impropria e che preferisce sostituire semplicemente con «musica contemporanea». Come dice in quest'intervista è una musica: che si rivela, si ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

SLM Ensemble: Source

Read "Source" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

SLM is an acronym for Source Liminal Music as well as a tri-consonantal root of of the Hebrew and Arabic words for peace, shalom and salam. It is also the name of a composition of master double bassist Mark Dresser and composer-conductor Sarah Weaver, written for the “Deep Tones for Peace" event in April 2009, a ...

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The SLM Ensemble Album Release Concert at Roulette on October 8th

The SLM Ensemble Album Release Concert at Roulette on October 8th

Program: “Spectral Syn” by Mark Dresser and Sarah Weaver “Cycles of Awakening” by Sarah Weaver “SubTeleToning” by Mark Dresser “Multidimensional Tunings” by Sarah Weaver Jen Shyu, voice, Robert Dick, flute, Julie Ferrara, oboe, Rebekah Heller, bassoon, Jane Ira Bloom, soprano saxophone, Oliver Lake, alto saxophone, Ned Rothenberg, bass clarinet, shakuhachi, ...

Flutes & Voices

Label: Nebula
Released: 2011

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Experience University of the Streets March 4-6th

Come celebrate the richness and diversity of the University of the Streets' vibrant 42-year past by being a vital part of its bright future. Tickets are available for this three-day festival and fundraiser inviting all to EXPERIENCE UOTS. Proceeds will benefit the UOTS maintaining its 130 E 7th Street campus. Diverse performances and workshops by Barry ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ralph Bowen: Due Reverence

Read "Due Reverence" reviewed by John Patten

Saxophonist Ralph Bowen's Due Reverence is a too-short set of tributes to horn players who've made an impression on Bowen. The five tunes were written in the styles of players Ted Dunbar, Bob Mintzer, James Scott, Phil Nimmons and Robert Dick.Bowen gets backing from a strong quartet--Sean Jones on trumpet, Adam Rogers on guitar, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ralph Bowen: Due Reverence

Read "Due Reverence" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

"Less Is More" is not just the first song on tenor saxophonist Ralph Bowen's Due Reverence. It's also a subtle hint about the music.Bowen studied at Rutgers University under Dr. James Scott and Robert Dick, to whom two of the songs are dedicated. He also studied at Indiana University and in addition to teaching, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ralph Bowen: Due Reverence

Read "Due Reverence" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

Due Reverence is a gem of an album from beginning to end. All five compositions by its protagonist, tenor saxophonist Ralph Bowen, deserve high praise for outstanding invention and impeccable execution. These are erudite compositions, delving not just into musical characters, but more than anything else, empathizing with them, emoting with them by taking turns on ...


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